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HIC PRO FINAL- Sunny Garcia Wins! + REVIEW FROM DAY 3

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"I've been doing a lot of coaching with kids so just playing the game, watching them play the game, and repeating back to them how to play the game helps a lot," said Hart. 

 
"It's not who you're against in the water - it's yourself, the ocean, and time. I try to tell the kids that. It's very important. Just making it out of every heat and having fun is the goal."

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Hart is through to the Round of 32 tomorrow morning, with the final showdown of the 2012 HIC Pro set for tomorrow afternoon. A win here is worth $15,000 and would also rocket Hart to first on the ASP Hawaii year-end rankings and grant him a wildcard into the $1million Vans Triple Crown of Surfing that starts on Monday.

"I hadn't even thought about (the Vans Triple Crown)...," said Hart. "I'd need to adjust my schedule, that's for sure."

Australian rookie Thomas Woods (Burleigh Heads) fired a warning shot late in the day when he posted the highest heat score (17.82 out of 20), and the highest single wave score (9.5) of the contest so far. He easily took the win ahead of local Kekoa Bacalso and eliminated long-time Sunset charger Marcus Hickman and Brazil's Caio Ibelli. A complete unknown Junior of just 19 years of age, this was Woods' first contest ever at Sunset Beach. The technical head-high conditions didn't fluster him at all. 

"This was my first contest ever at Sunset and I was just cruising," said Woods. "There wasn't any hassling going on like I saw in some of the heats earlier in the day. We all took turns and I ended up getting some really good waves." 

Woods, like Hart, is through to the Round of 32 - one round short of the quarter finals. 

Other casualties today included Mark Occhilupo (Aus); Pancho Sullivan; and Myles Padaca. Among those advancing were Keanu Asing, defending event champion Ezekiel Lau, and Lincoln Taylor (Australia).

Organizers expect a continued rise in wave heights overnight for great surf for the final day tomorrow.

Full Results at Bottom of this Email.

 

~ Aloha ~
LIVE BROADCAST DETAILS:

The HIC PRO will be webcast live at www.vans.com/hicpro, and broadcast on Oceanic Time Warner Cable in Hawaii and on the US West Coast:
  • Hawaii: Channels 250 & 1250HD - depending upon Coldwater Classic World Tour event broadcast priority. Full live coverage from 10/29/12 - 11/2/12, and tape delay coverage from 11/2/12 through 11/10/12.
  • Los Angeles, San Diego, Desert Cities: delayed broadcast, sunday, 12/2/12
  • Delayed broadcast on Time Warner Cable SportsNet (check local listings)   
RESULTS:
Heat results show in order of 1st through 4th place.
Surfer is from Hawaii unless specified otherwise.
 
REMAINING HEATS FROM ROUND OF 96:
H14: Nathan Carvalho; Brady Ruysschaert (USA); Derek Ho; Rikiya Kitada (JPN)
H15: Flynn Novak; Teppei Tajima (JPN); Kento Takahashi (JPN); Robert Patterson
H16: Sunny Garcia; Jake Davis (USA); Kevin Sullivan; Brad Ettinger (USA)
 
ROUND OF 64: (Heats 1-14 only)
H1: Tanner Hendrickson; Jamie O'Brien; Isaiah Moniz; Brian Toth (PRico)
H2: Eala Stewart; Ezekiel Lau; Makana Eleogram; Mark Occhilupo (AUS)
H3: Ian Gentil; Torrey Meister; Myles Padaca; Charles Martin (GLP)
H4: Alex Smith; Fred Patacchia; Pancho Sullivan; Ty Watson (Aus)
H5: Keala Naihe; Dylan Goodale; Olamana Eleogram; Masatoshi Ohno (JPN)
H6: Keanu Asing; Kiron Jabour; Charlie Carroll; Mikey Bruneau
H7: Lincoln Taylor (Aus); Kenta Hayashi (JPN); Tyler Newton; Mason Ho
H8: Jean Da Silva (Brz); Gregg Nakamura; Nathan Florence; Davin Torres-Jaime
H9: Shane Beschen; Joshua Moniz; Love Hodel; Sebastien Zietz
H10: Kahea Hart; Nathan Hedge (AUS); Soli Bailey (Aus); Chris Ward (USA)
H11: Roy Powers; Davey Cathels (Aus); Izuki Tanaka (Jpn); Joan Duru (Fra)
H12: Thomas Woods (Aus); Kekoa Bacalso; Marcus Hickman; Caio Ibelli
H13: Hank Gaskell; Hizunome Bettero (Jpn); Koa Smith; Brady; Brady Ruysschaert (USA)
H14: Dion Atkinson (Aus); Nathan Carvalho; Anthony Walsh; Adrien Toyon (Fra)
 
WATCH IT LIVE HERE
 

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